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July 20, 2007

Mystery Artist Sings No. 1 Hit Song

I gotta admit. I'm hooked on fake news. My two favorite sources: The Daily Show and The Onion. Here's the latest from the latter:

No One Admits To Singing, Writing, Producing Nation's No. 1 Song

LOS ANGELES -- As of Monday, the CD single "Baby Baby (Luvya Girl)" has rocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on its debut week, despite the fact no one has claimed credit for singing, composing, or producing it.

The single's success marks a rare occasion in which both critics and the music industry find themselves in agreement, as magazines such as Spin call "Baby Baby" "a wasteland" and "creatively brain-dead," and major recording labels such as Interscope and Sony BMG distance themselves from it.

"This is a first in modern recording history," Billboard Magazine writer Jim Shapiro said. "Even third-place American Idol contestants and Diddy have not come forward as the creators, though it's obviously a solid hit and could make them a lot of bank."

You gotta read the rest of this. Hilarious.


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